UN calls for achieving sustainable energy for all

January 17, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on UN calls for achieving sustainable energy for all 

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 — As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off on Monday, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables.

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Two Indian Army personnel killed in Manipur

January 17, 2012 11:22 pm· Comments Off on Two Indian Army personnel killed in Manipur 

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 — Two jawans of Assam Rifles were killed when insurgents ambushed them at a border village in Manipur's Churachandpur near Myanmar, official reports said Tuesday.

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Algeria's governor kidnapped, taken to Libyan territory: report

January 17, 2012 11:22 pm· Comments Off on Algeria's governor kidnapped, taken to Libyan territory: report 

ALGIERS, Jan. 17 — The governor of Algeria's southeastern region of Illizi, Ahmed Khelifi, was kidnapped on Monday evening, when he was conducting a working visit to Debdab locality on border with Libya, local media reported Tuesday.

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Iloilo PAO advocates planting of hybrid rice among Ilonggo farmers

January 17, 2012 11:22 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo PAO advocates planting of hybrid rice among Ilonggo farmers 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 17 – Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Officer Ildefonso Toledo said that he is advocating among farmers the planting of hybrid rice so that the elusive one million metric tons rice production could be achieved.

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Organic farming for climate change

January 17, 2012 11:19 pm· 2 Comments 

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 17 — Organic agriculture is one of the programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) that promote environmentally, socially and economically sound technologies and practices for food production.

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Cebu mayors back proposed law to let LGUs tax business sales

January 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Cebu mayors back proposed law to let LGUs tax business sales 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 17 – Six Cebu mayors expressed their support for Senate Bill 42, which is aimed at declaring 90 percent sales of businesses as taxable by the city or municipality where the factory, project office, plant or plantation is located.

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Malaysian PM calls for fair global financial system

January 17, 2012 11:17 pm· Comments Off on Malaysian PM calls for fair global financial system 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 17 — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday renewed call for moderation and denounced reckless financial behavior that he said left the world economy tumbling.

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PSEi snaps losses, up on 2nd day of Corona trial

January 17, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on PSEi snaps losses, up on 2nd day of Corona trial 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, Jan 17 — Philippine shares rallied Tuesday despite perceived political turmoil as wheels of impeachment trial of Supreme Court chief justice Renato Corona rolls on its second day.

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Zambo traders urged to renew business permit early

January 17, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Zambo traders urged to renew business permit early 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 17 – City Treasurer Soledad Li on Tuesday reminded local businessmen and tricycle operators to pay their business and franchise taxes as early as possible and not wait for the rush hour or face penalties.

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Binh Thuan dragon fruit receives US Certificate of Trademark

January 17, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Binh Thuan dragon fruit receives US Certificate of Trademark 

HANOI, Jan. 17 — Binh Thuan dragon fruit has received a Certificate of Trademark from the United States Patent and Trademarks Office.

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